Vegan plant fertilizer – fertilizer from veggie scraps

Hi everyone! Welcome to Prants and Lucia.
My name is Lucia and this is Pilar. Next week is Earth Day, so I thought that this
video could include a Earth Day hack. Today we learn how to make a fertilizer that
is organic, sustainable, and you can actually make it right at home. This
fertilizer is made with veggie scraps so let’s use our veggies fully together.
Okay, coming up! This channel is all about houseplants. So if you want to learn how to
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the video. You know, when we cook with veggies we tend to not use the whole
veggie. For example, when we use onions, we take the first layer of the onion out
and we put it in the garbage; or we peal your carrots and that and those peals
that we take out, we put it in the garbage.
So all of these veggie scraps have actually lost lots of nutrients. Instead
of wasting these nutrients and putting them in the garbage,
we can actually use them for our indoor plants and just a tip! You can also use
it for yourself you can also make a very good veggie broth from this but we’re
gonna focus on the fertilizer for your plants and use more of our veggies. Okay,
let’s do it together! For this, we will need a re-usable ziploc bag and make
sure that you reuse it as many times as possible because we don’t want to create
waste, right? and of course veggie scraps. The
first thing to remember is that every time you use veggies in your recipe you
make sure to put the scraps in your ziploc bag.
You can keep this in the freezer for up to six months. All you need to do is add veggies to your bowl, water
and let it simmer. Now we can drain; and let it cool down. Then you can sprinkle it in the soil of
your plant. The frequency in which you’re going to fertilize your plant is
actually entirely up to the plant that you have. For example, this is a Pilea
and they like to be fertilized twice a month for spring and summer. One book
that I have been using to know when to fertilize my plants is actually this one
it’s called “How not to kill your houseplants” and I actually really
recommend it to plant beginners. It actually has over 100 plants, and it
actually provides specific tips for specific plants so this also includes
fertilization. So if you’re interested, I have put the link in the description
below, and I will recommend that you look at it and see if it works for you. So
tips to remember from this video: make sure to save your veggies scraps and then
you just freeze them up to 6 months. You can use this scraps to make fertilizer
and then we’ll make sure that we actually is all the nutrients in our
food. If you have any questions about this method or know any other methods to
fertilize your plants organically and inside of the house, please let us know
in the comments so we can all learn together. Of course, if you like this
video and you have not subscribed yet, please do so so we can be friends and
see each other every week! And as always, I will
see you next week! OK! Bye!

6 thoughts on “Vegan plant fertilizer – fertilizer from veggie scraps

  1. Me encanta! Lo voy a probar! Justo hablaba con Simon hace unos días sobre el tema de qué fertilizante utilizar para nuestras plantas 🙂

  2. Hi everyone! Just making sure it is clear (thank you @Nadya Bloom for bringing it up 😊!) You don't have to keep veggie scraps in the freezer for 6 months. What I mean is that if you need to preserve these (because you don't need to fertilize your plants right away), you can keep your veggie scraps in the freezer UP TO 6 months.

    Hope this is helpful!
    Lucia 💚

  3. Hi! I just stumbled on your channel and I really like it! You definitely should have more subscribers haha. Yesterday I bought a pilea glaucophylla, and it’s my first ‘real’ plant i’m trying to keep alive haha.
    I had a question; when you’ve made the fertiliser, how long can you use is? Does it ‘expire’ quickly? Should I keep it in the fridge? Let me know xx

  4. That’s so interesting! Never thought about this method. How do I know how much to put in my plant? Do you also dilute this like you would fertiliser from the store?

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